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. >> supervisor chiu: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye mke aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> president: the resolutions adopted as amended and if we could go back to the balance of the consent agenda, items 2-11. same house, same call. resolutions are adopted, ordinances passed. can you call item 12. >> (from agenda) >> president: supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim: we are coming to near and on discussion around the supplemental appropriation and i wanted to take a moment to fact my cosponsors, supervisors campos, mar and avalos, and also supervisors cohen and chiu for your support. this is a long-standing conversation that i've engaged with -- since july of last year. large cuts that have happened to the school district. since 2007-08 school year the school district has lost 146 million. last year alone cost from the state were 77 million. despite increasing revenue in the city coffers were pulled prop h trigger, which caused 17.8 million dollars to the school district as well. supplement
>> breed present, campos present, chiu present. cohen present, farrell present, kim present. mar absent. wiener present. yee present. the president you have a quorum. >> i would like to welcome our new supervisors. could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. colleagues we have our number twentieth, december 4, december 11 minutes. those minutes are approved. madam clerk are there any communications? >> no communications. >> -- mr. mayor. >> good afternoon supervisors and of course members are constituents of san francisco welcome to our chambers. i want to congratulate the new supervisors as well and look forward to working with everybody four 2013. was good work. questions please. >> welcome mayor lee. i want to get some of your thoughts around healthcare cost overall. question today, rising healthcare costs accumulating with fiscal liabilities represent significant challenge. >> our obligat
>> supervisor chiu: present >> supervisor cohen: present >> supervisor farrell: present >> supervisor kim: present >> supervisor mar: present all members are present. >> chairman: could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. >> going to the next agenda item, are there any communications? >> the first is a communication from the director of the department of elections or to certifying the official election of the order supervisors. districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. and have been declared elected to that office. supervisor: mar, chiu, breed, campos, avalos. the second communication is a communication from the controller renewing the certification of the bond for the newly elected in the elected members of the board of supervisors. >> we will now proceed to the oath of office. >> i would like to welcome and introduce the honorable cynthia ming-mei lee, presiding judge, supuerior court of california. who will
. >> supervisor farrell: to supervisor kim's question, when you go through the lottery, let's say you win the lottery or convert otherwise, there is a fee to start the process going forward. that fee will not be waived. that will continue in time. this is a new and separate fee. the dollar amount out of that nee came from the nexus study conducted, studying the effects of a condo converse study two years ago. happy to provide you with that. but that's where that fee emanated from. >> co-chair kim: in terms of depending on the number of years obviously that fee reduces down to $4,000. i know there's concern about whether $4,000 per unit can mitigate the loss of rent control units. beyond the normal existing procedure that we have currently for -- to ensure that there's sort of a metered rate at which we lose -- basically lose rent controlled units. >> supervisor farrell: i challenge probably the premise of that comment but i will say that the amount of fee reduction was a balancing act -- and to the city attorney can speak to further detail about that. we have to match that with the nexus
nominated me for the office of president. any other nominations? supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and good afternoon to the members of the public here today. today i would like to nominate malia cohen for the position of the presidency of the board of supervisors. as many of you know, it's been 13 years since we have been able to nominate a woman. malia and i both came on this position at the same time if you years ago, and i know how hard malia work to get here and how hard she worked in the field. she has demonstrated a lot of leadership in the last two years. i want to say that this process has been very heartwarming for me to go through over the last three days. i've had a lot of great conversations with many of my colleagues and what i have learned in this time is that we have a lot of great leaders on this board and a lot of great individuals that could be president for this board and so this nomination is not set in the way that takes that away from anyone else. i think that given the historic nature of not having had a woman lead this board i want to put f
, cohen, kim, you're always there. where's the opera house? we thank you. hbcu. that makes my heart happy. this commissioners would not be sitting here today, former commissioner mar, former commissioner jane kim, now supervisor. former commissioner norman yee. no supervisor. you give our people hope. i will say that malia cohen, would be the next president of the board of supervisors. supervisor kennedy and doris ward, they showed you what to do. good luck and god bless each of you. >> my name is michael -- i want to say welcome to the class of 2013. congratulations for making yourself available and here at city hall. second, i want to point out that two of the nominees need to have a legislative aide if they will be board president, if malia cohen and jane jim would need a third legislative aide. second, all three of the candidates are excellent leaders. i encourage them to two continue their leadership roles. i also encouraged i feel it's important the public process, people need to be included in the community process whether it's the various board committees. it is important to
, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. madame clerk are there any communications. >>> there are no communications mr. president. >> and could you read read our consent genta. items one-18 are considered routine and if a member objects a an item may be ri moved and considered separately. >> colleagues would anyone like to sever any of these items, camp poes aye. supervisor chu, sprfer cohen, aye? a. supervisor farrell, aye, supervisor kim? , kim aye, supervisor mar, mar aye, supervisor wiener aye. supervisor ayey. there are answer aye's. those ordinances are finally passed thosances are adoptedded and approve
is a bit off for a city like san francisco. i would like to throw my support to jane kim whom i met working on her school board campaign and working on a number of organizations throughout san francisco, on issues for groups like those i represent. it is important that we have a leader that is able to reach our community and interact with not just her district but throughout. i support jane kim today. >> president: thank you. next speaker. >> >> it is always wonderful for me, two years ago i remember jane, i remember malia getting into those seats and look at them today. it is hard for me because i know both jane and i know malia so when it gets down to them nomination i wish i could do both. i can't. my nomination at this time is going to be for jane kim. i also live in her district. i have seen some of the things that jane has been doing for the last couple of years; it is wonderful to see her growth, coming form where she was to where she is now. i nominate jane kim, and i wish everybody else the best of luck. >> president: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. rec
, supervisor kim, when i started here when she was first elected i called her ms. kim. she got my respect on the finishes are brought to her and she would make a wonderful board president. and supervisor cohen, she's a great woman, always smiling, and i like that. we need a woman. it's time for a woman president to sit up there. and see what she can do. i'm hoping that she will consider, supervisor kim, and my second choice would be supervisor cohen. i would like to see by district supervisor become board president. take that into consideration, two great nominations. >> president: next speaker. >> my name is francisco dacosta. is not too often in these chambers that we have city department heads, other people that really love the city gathered together. the constitution of this great nation if you have read the constitution, the first pages call for morals, call for standards, and compassion. now some of us come over here from time to time to address the board of supervisors. in this election, to choose a president of the board of supervisors or even to be a supervisor that represe
proceeds. supervisor kim, i want to thank you for your leadership but i want to piggyback about what supervisor avalos said, talking about in some respects two different cities. and what happens to some people in san francisco. we are a city of great wealth. we have because of a lot of different reasons we are fortunate enough that we have more resources in san francisco then many places throughout the state and throughout this country. but the reason why this vote is so important is that even though we as a board of supervisors do not have actual governance of the schools, what we have done in san francisco over the years because of the work of people like -- and gavin newsom and others is that we have recognize that where our state and federal government have fallen short in fulfilling their duties and obligations to properly funding public schools we a city government have stepped in and fill those gaps. the important point is not for us and giving the school district money that it is already entitled to. i'm glad that we will comply with what the law already requires in the int
. to my right is supervisor jane kim, the committee vice chair. to my left is david chiu, the president of the board of supervisors, who is a member of the committee. also joining us is supervisor mark farrell. i want to thank those at sfgtv for broadcasting our hearing and our clerk is ms. miller. are there any announcements? >> alisa miller: please make sure to silence cell phones and electronic devices. items acted upon will appear ol board of supervisors agenda unlesunless otherwise stated. item 1, an ordinance amending a subdivision code, applicable to buildings that qualify for but was not selected or participated in the 2012 condo conversion lottery. >> chair wiener: before i turn it over to supervisor farrell, who is the lead author, i want to note since we have quite a few people here today, i have quite a few public comment cards. if you are interested in making public comment and have not done so, please fill out one of these cards and you can leave it in the tray over there. we do have an overflow room because we are at capacity in the board chambers. when we get to public c
? thank you so much and we hope to see supervisor kim and that board presidency. >> president: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors. stop the corporate rape of our library by the friends of the library. the clerk of the board and the sheriff deputies tried to prevent me from making a public comment for no other reason than to send a message that the new sheriff was in town. and a tolerance for the principles of democracy that existed would not be continued. we got that message, really got that message, and it's been downhill ever since. there was a piece in yesterday's new york times about the challenges of present-day greece, "democracy is like a bicycle. if you don't keep pedaling, you fall." that is exactly right. democracy is a very fragile thing and it depends on respect for the people on social values of the community that we all share. those who make public comment are heroes of the democracy who confront tremendous social and institutional obstacles to protect you from hearing the truth. many of those obstacles you see, some you don't. so called leader
expensive to close it. i hope that we support this item. and again i want to thank supervisor kim and the other cosponsors. and i look forward to working with our new colleagues. >> president: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: i'm glad that supervisor mar mentioned it. i want to congratulate san francisco unified school district for passing its annual financial audit % which it always does % but for the first time ever passing without any findings. it was reported in the examiner. the auditors themselves said they had never seen a government agency past without any findings. the fact that the school district is marking every "i" and crossing every "t" -- i want to thank the superintendents. it is the highest performing urban school district. the leadership and work of many dedicated teachers and educators in that agency, in an agency very committed to closing that achievement gap because despite of having the top performer school district we also have the widest achievement gap. only in the last year we have seen a steady decrease in the gap and for me the investment is going to
. >>> supervisor kim. >> speaking as another female elected i have always appreciated that you have mentoring those of us who are entering into the field after you and not a lot of elected officials do that to give their advise and support and i appreciate the support that you have given to me and i also want to say that i have an incredible apt of respect fortitude you have and the honesty and the way you carry yourself as-woman and a woman leader and it's rare to see that type of leadership and those of us in this field admire those qualities about and you see how incredible you have moving through a lot of different types of politics and fundraisings and lots of other things and so i want to thank you again for being that role-model and i appreciate what you have done. >> supervisor kim, i also want to add a few words for myself. fee i don't evenna you [spelling?] you main annoy you are the first asian america supervisor that i got know when i was a community activist and i appreciate your words of wisdom done and encouragement for all of the work that we do here and i also want to take
you have done. >> supervisor kim, i also want to add a few words for myself. fee i don't evenna you [spelling?] you main annoy you are the first asian america supervisor that i got know when i was a community activist and i appreciate your words of wisdom done and encouragement for all of the work that we do here and i also want to take a moment to colleagues remind you that you started the conversation around reforms year ago and conducted many meetings and trying to reform the jeopardia and the biz tax that we reformed just this last november and i remember having conversation with you about that before i joined this board in the small business commission and thank you for putting that idea in my head. i know that you have had tremendous service in sacrament toe and i hope and believe that you will continue to public service in years to come and hope to work pa with you in that capacity and i want to thank you on my behalf. >> thank you very much we are so happen to be here to acknowledge all of the work that you have done and i have to say in our own distribution, fee i don't
wiener: thank you president chiu. he has made a motion. is there a second? >> co-chair kim: second. >> chair wiener: seconded by supervisor kim. supervisor kim. >> co-chair kim: thank you. i want to appreciate president chiu's thoughts and appreciated the last few hours, hearing the personal stories of our first time homeowners and our tenants in san francisco and really feeling that it was very tragic that we have set up a situation where folks that need to be homeowners and renters and live in san francisco are pitted against each other within the same group of housing stock. and what we're talking about specifically of course is our rent controlled housing stock. and i think the larger problem that i really see today of course is how our banks and our realtors set up -- you know many of our first time owners, in many ways for failure or incredibly difficult time being homeowners in san francisco, with higher interest rates, just very kind of -- forcing people to feel like they're stuck in the place that they are. at the same time, we've got to hear about how renters are feeling
, sprfer cohen, aye? a. supervisor farrell, aye, supervisor kim? , kim aye, supervisor mar, mar aye, supervisor wiener aye. supervisor ayey. there are answer aye's. those ordinances are finally passed thosances are adoptedded and approved. madame clerk please read items 19-21. item 19 is affirming the certification of the final environmentle impact report for the california pacific medical center plan and item 20 is reversing the motion certification and item 21 is recertificationing the preparation of the findings. >> while the conversation have been productive, the work ask not yet done i would like to ask for a motion to continue this item to the 21st of martian, moved by supervisor camp pose and seconded by supervisor farrell. these items will be continued to march. >> item 22 is aance amending the health and transportation codes to prohibit smoking at certain out door events on property owned by the city and establishing the obligations to notify the public that the event is smoke-free. >> colleagues can we get same house same call. without objection this item is pass
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